Los Skarnales: Invasion Car Show Afterparty
Fast approaching 16 years on the Texas music scene, Los Skarnales was started in 1994. The band rose out of the ashes of local punk rock band Desorden with help from original members Felipe Galvan and Jose Rodriguez. Always true to roots music in all forms, Skarnales performs a mixture of ska, reggae, rockabilly, swing, mambo, cumbia, and danzones, all with a punk attitude. Never letting down at a live show, the band has performed extensively throughout the United States and Mexico. Los Skarnales has shared the stage with such artists as Flaco Jimenez, Ozomatli, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, the Aggrolites, Maldita Vecindad, the Slackers, the Specials, Fishbone, Agent Orange and many more. The band now consists of eight members including a full horn section. Along with three full length releases: Vatos Rudos, Suavecito Style, and Pachuco Boogie Sound System, the band has been featured on numerous compilations and live recordings distributed throughout the U.S. and Mexico, including the song “Demasiado Tarde” in the 1999 movie, Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas. In 2010, Los Skarnales released its Fourth studio album entitled “Dále Shine!” which was recorded in New Orleans. The Album retains the Ska/Reggae feel of previous works, but incorporates more Latin sounds for an energetic mesh that will most definitely keep the bodies moving. Los Skarnales celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014 with the release of “Vatos Rudos Forever, a collection of 34 songs spanning from the bands beginnings to the current line-up. Expect a new EP entitled “Another Day, Another Borrachera” to be released in mid-2015.
Felipe Galvan – Vocals
Jose Rodriguez – Guitar
Nestor Aguilar – Vocals/Percussion
Marcelo Luna – Bass
Jose “Chapy” Luna - Drums
Kevin Bernier – Tenor Sax/Guitar
Michael Razo – Trombone
Jon Durbin – Trumpet
"Formed in Dallas,TX in 2015 around a mutual love of vintage Jamaican music. The Boss Riot sound pays tribute to their many early reggae, ska, rocksteady, and soul influences while continuing to push the creative envelope of the genres.
Boss Riot is Vicki Tovar on vocals and melodica, Jake Olsen on lead guitar and vocals, Ryan Reeves on rhythm guitar, Chris Yates on organ, Mike Burke on bass, and Rob Tovar on drums and percussion. The band stays rooted in a vintage sound and brings a modern twist that will please music lovers everywhere."
The Dolly Llamas
The Dolly Llamas aka Forrest James and Something Strange are made up of Jett Middlebrooks on drums and the Llama Man Forrest Cook (me) on Gits, yells and angelic melodies. We play what we want and try to have as much fun as we can pack into these jams as possible. Long time friends, this hooligan association has blossomed into something as beautiful as two putrid slime balls can get. This is a garage band. We play Rock and Roll in punk rock jackets. Forrest (me, again) is a long time skater, writer, punker, and devout follower of the Cthulhu cult, while Jett sticks to video games, horror movies, and plain old Beelzebub. This is a fun band, so smile... and enjoy the music.
The band was formed in 2013. Our first Album was released in Spring of 2015 and is available at shows, and is free to hear at http://www.reverbnation.com/thedollyllamas13 and https://soundcloud.com/the-dolly-llamas along with our origional three song demo.